Portrait Atelier

Paint eye-catching portraits in oil or acrylic! This workshop will focus on key concepts related to portrait painting, and a working process to progressively finish a portrait study from life in three hours. Working with a limited palette of just four colors you’ll learn: 

  • How to effectively block-in a painting.

  • Accurately observe value and color relationships and mix equivalent analogies in paint.

  • Simplified anatomy and understanding head construction in volumes and planes.

  • Animating the pose and keys to capturing a likeness.

The class will include discussions of past and contemporary masterworks and the technical aspects of painting and materials. You'll benefit from working in a small focused learning environment with great lighting on both the model and your work station!

January 19th - March 16th

Saturdays: 9:30am - 1pm

4715 NE 14th Ave.

Tuition: $395 - includes model fee.

  • Class is limited to 8 students. Easels are provided.

  • Drop-ins are welcome. Please contact me for details. The rate is $50 per session.

  • No class on February 23rd.

The last three weeks of class will feature one long pose with a model. An opportunity to expand your portrait painting practice and include other elements of picture making such as composition, the figure in space, etc. ; - )

Portrait Atelier
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Questions? Please call or write, thank you.